Have you ever genuinely feared for your life?
Well, German Shepherds are herding dogs...
Zack - haha
Then why do you live in DC of all places?
Extremely abusive birth mother. She rammed my head into a wall corner multiple times. I blacked out and my head was cut open. Barely survived.
You are correct. The tread on the rear tires was way too thin. I learned a valuable lesson. I'm thankful I drove away.
Im paranoid and severely arachnophobic. I have panic attacks daily from fear of a spider or a sniper getting me.
I don't fear death. I'll go when I'm ready for god to take me, or bring anyone who tries to take me down with me.
That is scary! I'm glad he is an ex...
While ice climbing in the alps, traversing a knife-edge ridge with thousand foot drops on either side.
The day I left my abusive (ex)husband was the scariest day of my life. Even with a restraining order I spent the next year jumping every time I heard a strange noise or someone knocked on my door unexpectedly.
ziplining. and no, im not kidding. it can be really scary b
But you can't truly live until you understand your own mortality.
I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (a heart condition that usually effect the elderly) about two years ago when I was 19. When I had my first episode I thought I was going to die because I didn't know if I was going into cardiac arrest.
Surfing over head waves in storm winds. Crazy mistake.
Twice. The first time my uncle saved me and the second my sister did. I still thank my sister for it.
First time I walked into an afghan village on foot patrol. I was shaking and not able to process full thoughts. And it didn't help that I was the only female and my CSM made me take off my head gear so the locals could see my hair.
Fished a lake in Texas at night. We were out on the water seeing thunderstorms moving in then all of a sudden 50 mph winds and lightning at 12 am. I thought we would never make it back to the truck.
What's a-? My gosh Earlybird, do you follow the news at all?
Everytime i see something that could possibly be interpretted as a spider, real or imagined, eight legged freak or tumbling hair ball, pea sized arachnid or tupperwear sized ninja.
My gosh man. You should be having a deep conversation with your Maker about now.
Hell yeah. We need more dads like that these days.
Fuck that! Maybe you should be carrying a knife and working getting a concealed carry permit and a handgun.
I think it's a UI/Cellular network bottleneck. I have that problem a lot if I'm on an extended range network.
I hope you kicked the shit out of the asshole!
My life...I don't think so. But certainly my well-being on a large number of occasions.
When I first got my license, I didn't know what to do when the windows fogged up
I was driving home from the fair at 1 am and I couldn't see anything. I turned onto a divided road onto the wrong side. A car came really close to hitting me head on, but it swerved at the last second. It was terrifying
Had to climb up a slope when my hands and feet were soaking wet after swimming in a swimming hole
Falling out of a raft on the America River and being pinned under a rock in class 4 rapids.
Been shot and hit by a car...still here but scared the beJesus out of me at the time.
Iraq.... Enough said.
I've seen a tornado. Also me and my friends were driving at night in an unfamiliar area, we turned into a one way street (going the wrong way) and a car was coming so we had to quickly make a uturn on this thin one way street and I seriously thought the car was gonna flip over and I would die.
Abusive ex... Knocked me unconscious, when I woke up he was just waiting to continue beating on me.
Almost ran me off the interstate once too!
Haha when I was 6 I lost my mom in Target aswell.
I've been in some pretty terrifying traffic situations where I could have been killed, but I would still have to say no.
It seems to be different than the last time I looked...more equal.
Well really not my life but my family's
3 times, mom hit the brakes while driving on ice to avoid a bunny and we spun 3x. I did the same thing about 2 years later and narrowly missed a road sign. 2 years ago I was getting back to work late and by myself when I saw a man approaching me so I locked myself in the building until he left.
Wait a minute. This ain't a nightmare? Obama really won?
I was letting this chick drive my car. Well she was speeding and a dog got on the road. To avoid the dog she somehow made the car spin around twice. I don't know how she avoided hitting anything plus the car stopped on the shoulder. I will never forget that spinning feeling.
Yes, although irrationally. I was running and a German shepherd was running freely in a yard. Suddenly, it ran across the street and started chasing me and my sister. We stopped and it started circling us like prey. No, I probably wouldn't have died from an attack, but I did fear for my life.
Eh. When your on the ground- cant breath and are internally bleeding. And things like that you are not really scared of death you are just trying to survive.
Thinking back, I don't think I was genuinely afraid for my life in that moment. It was upsetting and has affected my feelings about personal safety for the rest of my life, but I don't know that I was afraid for my life in that moment. Maybe I should change my answer...
When I was 9 yrs old, we were living in a south side suburb of Chicago. Bad neighborhood full of drugs and gang warfare. One summer night, a guy climbed in thru my bedroom window. Long story short, he threatened me with a gun, I yelled, he panicked and left out the window. We moved away soon after.
So many close calls, I must have a guardian angel.
A few weeks ago I turned on the TV and the announcer said that Obama had won the election. Damn near had a heart attack right then an there. Since then I've been living in fear of economic collapse or a nuclear strike or Michelle trying to take all my junk food away.
Being a somewhat religious person... Every time I wonder if God really cares, I think of that story.
Happenstance, luck or Devine intervention.
I count myself as blessed.
Ammo depot exploded in Gërdec Albania March 2008. Thought the damn Serbs were attacking! Tip top of the mountain late summer 2009 most intense electrical storm I've ever witnessed. Electricity buzzing in the air and blue fire everywhere. Another one in 2011 I made it, someone else didn't though.
I got stuck Rock climbing and had to jump off the face on to a ledge. If I had missed the ledge I wouldn't be alive.